California delegates control of the economy to BANANA’s

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Over the years the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Air Quality Management District (AQMD) have been viewed by the business community as being over bearing and business unfriendly, especially since California is already the most environmentally regulated location on earth. Well, with the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (C. Garcia, 2017), the California Air […]

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California Supports “Foreign” Big Oil

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

California is home to the largest crude oil reserves in America, but the States’ choice to not drill for that oil requires in-state manufacturers to “export” billions of dollars annually to oil rich foreign countries to import their oil to meet the state’s energy demands. The subject of energy for the world’s fifth-largest economy is about […]

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California Refineries are the MVP’s of the Economy and GHG Emissions

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

California is the most populous state in the U.S. and the most robust economy in U.S., and 5th largest economy in the entire world.  California has stepped up as a leader on climate change to reduce carbon emissions to the world’s atmosphere, and pioneered a system of subsidies for wind and solar that sparked a […]

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100% Renewables will Fuel the Growth of Poverty and Homelessness

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

In pursuit of the emissions crusade, the Governor, Senate, and Assembly have demonstrated their lack of understanding of basic math, with Governor Brown signing Senate Bill 100 into law that now sets California on a path toward 100% renewables and “zero-carbon” sources in electricity by 2045. For wind farms that generate about 3 watts per […]

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California Cannot Run on Electricity Alone

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Both the California Senate and Assembly approved Senate Bill 100 for Governor Brown to sign into law, that will set California on a path to 100% renewables and “zero-carbon” sources in electricity by 2045, have demonstrated their lack of understanding of basic math. Our legislatures have no understanding of basic math if they believe (SB100) we […]

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California is following Germany’s Failed Climate Goals

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Germany was the first major economy to make a big shift in its energy mix toward low carbon sources, but Germany is failing to meet its climate goals of reducing harmful carbon-dioxide emissions even after spending over $580 billion by 2025 to overhaul its energy systems. Germany’s emissions miss should be a “wake-up” call for governments everywhere. Germany […]

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The Time for CALTRANS to Restructure Passed Decades Ago!

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

The engineering and construction (E&C) industries have a common attribute, you’re always working yourself out of a job!  Once you’ve designed the bridge, you need another bridge to design! Over the last few decades, transportation and communications have been greatly enhanced to the point that every E&C firm is faced with huge and very competitive […]

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Is Micromanagement of Emissions Beneficial to the California Economy?

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Looking back, California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was a minuscule contributor to the world’s greenhouse gases. Statistically, the World is generating about 46,000 million metric tons of GHG’s, while California has been generating about 440 million metric tons, which is […]

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We’re Addicted to Prosperity

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Our elaborate infrastructures and military that support the prosperity of growing populations are all based on the chemicals, by-products, and fuels manufactured from crude oil. When refined, oil can be turned into an array of products, from cosmetics to shoelaces and bowling balls to milk jugs. In short, oil may be the single most flexible […]

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How to Replace the Gas Tax Law if its Repealed

Ronald Stein
Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California

Before the SB1 gas tax, fuel prices in California were already among the highest in the country with State excise taxes at the pump, and State sales tax at the pump, being among the highest in the country. With Californians also bearing the costs associated with compliance with various State environmental regulation laws, Californian’s are […]

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